March 11, 1948 in Heppenheim
Heppenheim, Hessen, Germany
Franz Lambert (born March 11, 1948 Heppenheim, Germany) is a German composer and organist. He is an avid Hammond organ player but however is more noted in later years for playing the Wersi range of electronic organs and during his career has released over 100 albums. His first notable public appearance was in 1969 in the German TV show Zum Blauen Bock, after which he received his first publishing contract. He has played with several celebrities, including Prince Charles and Helmut Schmidt. One of his works is the FIFA Anthem, which was first played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup for the first time.